You made some very valid points which are difficult to disagree with. I can't help thinking that Lucas hasn't recaptured his form of 2 ago but surely that will come with a run of games - whats the back up plan for the holding midfielder role? Joe Allen is far too lightweight to make a contribution to the team and I was astounded by his price tag (Brendan are you serious?) Skrtel has dipped in form steadily over the same period and there are too many errors in his game - his performance against the Oldham Athletic player was a damning indictment of this. I am worried about the spine of the team which we could once rely upon - even Reina is no longer his commanding best and perhaps seeks a fresh challenge. We need to invest wisely over the Summer, something that a Liverpool manager has not really done for several years - theres been too many bad buys - for every xavi Alonso there has been a Josemi.